Good news for fans of Walter White. AMC has renewed the chemistry-teacher-turns-meth-cook drama for a third season.

Breaking Bad is AMC’s second straight original hit, following the critics’ darling Mad Men. From creator Vince Gilligan, Breaking Bad fuses comedy and drama and tackles the lines between morality and criminality.

While it may be tough to root for a meth cook, the fact that White (Bryan Cranston) has been diagnosed with terminal cancer and has a wife, a handicapped child and another baby on the way, it’s understandable that he’d turn to cooking crystal meth to make sure his kids can afford to go to college since he won’t be there to help.

The second season is even better than the first, and that’s quite the feat. I would like the creators to have a plan in place to wrap up the series in a season or two — this is not the kind of story that you want to drag out for seven or eight seasons. For the neophytes, I’d recommend this series to anyone who likes “The Wire” or “The Shield.”

Don’t miss Will Harris’ interview with Aaron Paul (who plays Walter’s partner in crime, Jesse Pinkman).